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Pantone Institute announced their fashion color report for Spring 2017. A lively color inspired by nature called “Greenery” Pantone 15-0343. The yellow-green shade is the signature color they’ve chosen to express their take on current fashion design collections and trends. According to their report from September 2016, the 10 new colors impart “emotions and feelings that surround us in nature.” However, the most prevalent color in 2017 will be a blue, they’ve named, “Niagara” Pantone 17-4123.
Shades of blue and green will always be included on my jewelry design and graphic arts palette. I’ve been working with these amazing druzy stones for a while now. They sparkle with tiny natural crystals from yellows to blues and purples. I also admire the translucent blue-green color in the tiny round gemstone, Apatite. I predict the shades of “Niagara” will make a few appearances in my graphic design and jewelry projects again this year.
What color inspires you?
Do you have names for your favorite colors?
Maybe your favorite ice cream is Batman Blue!
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As the new year sets in, some of us are struggling. I can’t help but think about those I know who are dealing with a loss or a crisis, and how emotionally draining it can be.
After suffering from a few crises in my life, I have become more resilient. I’d like to share a story or two, but can’t, so I will only say, the path to resilience is obtainable.
I would like to share a few ideas:
• Being optimistic and expect the good things. Visualize what you want, instead of worrying about what your fears are, will help build resilience.
• Trusting your instincts in your ability to solve problems builds confidence and resilience
Another way to think about it is this quote by Bruce Lee.
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Sometimes all we need is a break from our regular schedule to think about how to go about things, to figure out a problem, or put the pieces together. Sometimes the gap can be a source of inspiration to keep going.
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We visited The Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan twice in August. The first time was on a rainy day, and the second, in the evening for the sunset. I wanted to capture the vastness of the landscape in a photo. I felt very anxious about going down an enormous sand dune because I couldn’t see the pathway, only the edge. It was a crazy thought to venture all the way to the bottom. There were people there, at the bottom, on the shoreline. The edge was the main feature in all my photos, and the people were too far away to photograph with my iPhone.
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~~~A FUN thank you card is inspired by my garden.
We’ve been really busy lately, so a quiet morning with time to write my thoughts down and do a 30 minute cardio is good. We’ve been working on selling our house, fixing another, helping my parents, and enjoying boating on Lake Michigan. The busier we are, the more I organize my time to meet my goals. I’m always learning and challenging my creative skills. I’m designing a logo for my dad and a bridal shower invite for my step daughter. Volunteering to help with floral design and setup for local event planning companies has been a blessing this Summer in providing me with new friends and contacts. All of this I am very grateful for, and thank God for my skills every day. When I have time to just sit and think about everything, a hand written note would be perfect to send to those who I appreciate. It would be easy to just send a text, but to do the unexpected is more fun, even though it may seem old-fashioned. I made this card with flowers from my backyard and created the handcrafted note. To make the letter “R” look good was fun, with a little patience and time management! I really liked the yellow and red colors on the wood table. I’ll write a note on the back to Rupali from Utsav Planners and share more about my Summer in an up coming post.
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Eye Candy is a phrase used to describe something beautiful to look at. The sunset last night was just that. We were drawn to the light as it ushered our eyes into a celebration of color! The contrast of the dark budding branches on the backdrop of blue and pink gradients of color was sent from heaven for sure!
The sunset was captivating, with the warm and cool tones of lavender and pink cotton candy. My husband watched me while I captured a cloud formation from the kitchen window with my iPhone.
In retrospect, my husband is always an eyewitness to my creative process. He is watching quietly from across the room, or even better, sharing a moment, a thought or idea, that could be the start of a great collaboration.
Who is your witness to your creative process?
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Taking time to design anything is always a process that is very time consuming. Sometimes, just after finishing a new jewelry piece I think to myself, well that won’t take a lot of time to recreate. The truth is, I am more of a ONE-OF-A-KIND designer. I am getting faster and keep a sketchbook, which I won’t quite reveal here yet, to refer to later.
Writing descriptions,search terms and tags for each piece in my shop is always evolving, and sometimes I get lucky and someone finds me on Pinterest or Google. The most rewarding part of handcrafting is when someone notices your artwork or the photography of it, (another passion of mine) and takes time from their day to mention why they love a handcrafted piece over store-bought one!
“Your anchor necklace couldn’t be more perfect. My sister’s birthstone is Aquamarine, and she loves anchors for some reason. She has quotes and affirmations that have to do with anchors, and I wanted to find something nice for her for Christmas. I was searching Etsy for hours last night because I think handmade gifts are so much more special. Just knowing that someone took their time to create the item and put their heart into it makes it so much better than something purchased from a store. I actually handmade a gift for grandmother out of wood, and an iron tea light candle holder for my mother, but jewelry is not something I’ve ever tried my hand at. I came across dozens of anchors that had aquamarine colors, gems, etc. in them but as soon as I saw the one that you made I knew that I had to have it.”
The photo of my husband and I is one of my most treasured images. We were at the North Channel Yacht Club that summer, a wonderful memory of boating on Lake St.Clair and relaxing with my parents. I was lucky to capture this moment. It only took a second to get this pic with my iPhone, so cool, right!
My studio shots are more involved. This is the pic that is used for my shop, and as a result, Steven Krosnicki purchased this anchor necklace for his little sister. He explained that anchors carry a lot of meaning for her. This is what inspires me to make more pieces.
Handcrafting is awesome when there is meaning!
I’ll take time today to put together another one similar to this—and it should go rather quickly—but I’m sure another idea will pop up in my sketchbook!
Until next time,
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Photography by MeyerClarkStudio 2015
Stretching my comfort zone is not always easy for me. I’m experimenting with a new color scheme that represents a vintage feel and still has a unique combination of gemstones and beads. I’m not giving up shades of turquoise, as I’ve always been drawn to it since I was very young. This is a new piece I recently added to my Etsy Jewelry shop.
All Photos are by Tresa Meyer Clark and are ready to be Pinned and Shared! Follow me on Twitter @TresaArt for daily updates, sales and features.
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Meyer Clark Studio 2015
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